Has anyone tried Cinnamon yet?

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Has anyone tried Cinnamon yet?

Postby twodogs » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:41 am

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Re: Has anyone tried Cinnamon yet?

Postby tdockery97 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:45 am

I installed it and played with it a little. For my personal usage I think I still prefer fallback mode or MATE. But Cinnamon is a great idea and I look forward to seeing how it develops.

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Re: Has anyone tried Cinnamon yet?

Postby oldrocker99 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 12:50 pm

I'm using it right now, and I like it--so far!

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Re: Has anyone tried Cinnamon yet?

Postby crzen » Sun Dec 25, 2011 3:16 pm

I installed it. I like how it keeps some of the MGSE functionality but has a g2 type panel. I didnt use the overview applications much in g3 because the menu button has what I need. but I really like the "expo edge" feel of the overview hot corner. I do use that a lot. I also found that if you goto /usr/share/cinnamon/theme and copy cinnamon.css, create a folder in usr/theme/ (I called mine cinnamon dark)/gnome-shell, paste cinnamon.css in ito it, then rename it to gnome-shell.css you can then modify the file to "reskin" the panel. You can then select it from the Overview --> Themes tab to enable it. I dont know if this is supposed to work this way, but it does. :D

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Re: Has anyone tried Cinnamon yet?

Postby harvi » Tue Dec 27, 2011 2:32 pm

well cinnamon looks great. I will use it when more things becomes avaible to it.

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Re: Has anyone tried Cinnamon yet?

Postby r_a_trip » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:34 am

I've been using it since the first Alpha and every update makes me a more happy camper. Clem really has pure gold in his hands here.

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Re: Has anyone tried Cinnamon yet?

Postby kc1di » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:45 am

Been using it for a week now and Like it very much. Works for Me :)
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Re: Has anyone tried Cinnamon yet?

Postby craig10x » Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:21 pm

kc1di wrote:Been using it for a week now and Like it very much. Works for Me :)


Me too...has become my favorite session on mint 12...haven't used the others since i started using it :)

How are you doing by the way? it's Craig (fellow ham from NYC) good to see you on mint and the forum :mrgreen:

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Re: Has anyone tried Cinnamon yet?

Postby awi » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:50 pm

I've used cinnamonf for a while, but had some issues with it.
- Pidgin icon sometimes become invisible.
- Menu load is realy slow (I had an i7 Quad Core!), comparing with old gnome menu (Alt-F1 shows instantly), it takes too long to show (Above one second), I still prefer the good old Gnome-do.
- Desktop notifications sometimes stops working, out of the blue.
- Eclipse (java) modal windows, sometimes leaves a gray square that does not go away.
MSGE also has its gotchas. Mate (caja) IMO lacks some important functions for the file manager, for instance the "share" options, in its contextual menu; themes managment is also cumbersome, default looks like gnome 1.x, on a very old Red Hat 7.1.
I'm now pretty comfortable with the "fall back" mode; in Mint 12, is the same as session named "Gnome classic" on login screen, but you also have this alternative:

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/gnom ... lback.html

Another incredible confused from gnome3 team, is that the good old right click, does nothing in the panel, you have to use ALT-right click, I've never seen in 15 years of professional computer science work, two things so rejected as Unity and Gnome shell.
I like what Cinnamon promise, but it is still very young to be used in a production stage.

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Re: Has anyone tried Cinnamon yet?

Postby craig10x » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:21 am

It's actually very fine to use...as long as you are willing to be patient as each new version brings in more features and consolidation...if not then you should not use it at this time...wait for mint 13....most of us here are more then happy to use it now and enjoy the refinements as they come along :wink: :D


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